Firewire Timbertek Carbo Hydro surfboard 5ft 7 FCS II - Natural Wood
The Carbo Hydro breathes new life into the Sweet and Baked Potato family. The new pulled in nose and tail shape result in a more parallel outline more akin to the modern hull designs which ramps up the drive but maintains the legendary Sweet and Baked Potatoes skatey feel. The Carbo Hydro has a pretty sharp paired down rail at the tail giving the board a surprising amount of bite and decent hold in steeper conditions.
The Carbo Hydro differs from it's stable mates in that you'll need to drive the board from the back foot to get through the flats and mushier sections of the wave. So if you're looking for an intermediate friendly groveller and you're not a competent back foot surfer, you'd be much better off with either a Sweet Potato or Baked Potato. However if you're a pretty tidy shortboarder and you're looking for a small wave surfboard that likes to be driven from the back foot...you've found it.
The bottom contours have been updated with a single concave under the front foot that then transitions into some serious double-barrel concaves out through the fins. This updated bottom, tweaked rocker along with the fin placement is the key to making boards in this category really work. Getting these three components right can result in the Holy Grail of grovellers that fly in a wide variety of conditions but excel in smaller surf under the right feet.
Firewire's Timbertek construction surfboards combine a lightweight EPS core with sustainably-grown wood deck skins, along with Firewire's proven parabolic rail construction giving them an addictive 'pop' and return. Finished with a hot coat of Entropy bio-resin, creating an extremely lightweight and durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex traits of Firewire's existing technologies. No surprises that Rob would opt for Timbertek on his new models, with it's significant reduction in exterior lamination which massively reduces the boards carbon footprint.
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